Enny Buono, owner of Barbiere Barber Shop in Dublin. “My notion is simple: the client is king.” Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Barber Enny Buono lived in his home town of Naples until three years ago. He didn’t know anything about Ireland but found himself watching Jim Sherida(...)

94 Merrion Square, built in 1750 and once the home of Oscar Wilde’s half-brother

One of the first houses built on Merrion Square – in 1750 – has come on the market through Turley Property Advisors for €1.55 million. The Georgian h(...)

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The COP21 climate-change deal agreed in Paris last month has presented a new ethical dilemma for Ireland. Planned growth in the beef industry means t(...)

Erica Jong: her 1973 novel, Fear of Flying, coined a new phrase for a sex act – the zipless fuck – and prompted change in thinking about gender and sexuality. Photograph: Carolyn Cole/LA Times via Getty Images

I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it. Mae West (stealing from Oscar Wilde) I used to love the power I had over men. Walking dow(...)

“Alas, my knock on the door of No 15 went unheard, except apparently by a giant papier maché head of Joyce that leered at me from a ground-floor window”

Rain was general all over Ireland on Wednesday night. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly up(...)

I left Dublin in September 2007 to go to the Berkshire town of Reading, and complete my final two years of university in London. Before the days of Sk(...)

Prof William Schabas, former director of of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights, who will speak at Music for Galway’s  midwinter festival on the theme of “captivity” next month. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

International law should be extended to allow freedom of movement throughout the planet, a leading human rights expert has said. Such an extension m(...)

José Mourinho’s stabs at epic emotion always seem to come dangerously close to shrieks that they’ve all got it infamy. Photograph: John Walton/PA Wire.

I’m not saying there’s a camply comic element to the poignant posturings of José Mourinho. But the declaration that he felt “betrayed” after Monday’s (...)

Nora Hickey M’Sichili: “Paris is a very international city. I’m Irish, my husband is Zambian, so for me it was very healthy.” Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall

Parisian taxi drivers smile when you say that you’re from Ireland and want to go to Rue des Irlandais, a quiet street just behind the Panthéon in the (...)

Witty and relevant: the work of Oscar Wilde  has aged well

You could argue, with The Importance of Being Earnest at the Gate and You Never Can Tell at the Abbey, that our two major theatres are playing host to(...)